Venue Information

Charlotte Convention Center

The Charlotte Convention Center is located at:
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Visit the website for directions and parking information.


The Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), is the main airport for the Charlotte area. The airport is approximately a twenty minute drive from uptown. Charlottte Douglas is one of the busiest airports in the country and a hub for American Airlines, with over 700 daily flights. The airport offers nonstop service to 160 destinations around the globe  

For a list of transportation options, click here.

ID Requirements for Travelers are Changing

Starting on January 22, 2018, you will need a driver's license or ID from a state compliant with the REAL ID Act, a state that has an extension for compliance or an alternative ID to fly. For REAL Act information and a list of acceptable IDs, visit Some state-issued driver’s licenses won’t meet the requirements of the program. If your identification is issued by one of the following states it is recommended that you utilize your passport which adheres to REAL ID requirements for identification when flying domestically and internationally. 

  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Washington
Be sure that your passport is updated. According to the State Department the current processing time for routine service ranges from six to eight weeks, but that time may speed up soon. The slow season for renewals runs between September and December. You can find all the information for a first-time passport application or renewal here.